The warrant shows that Fullers and 360 Discovery meets DOC's biosecurity standards for sailing to and past pest-free islands in the Hauraki Gulf
In the distance the spinnakers of racing yachts can been seen plying the waters of the Hauraki Gulf
, while the collage of green patchwork of Waiheke is spread out like a picnic rug in the sunshine.
The airfield's ridge-line position has panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf
, Rangitoto Island and back to Auckland City.
TOP TIP Take a boat tour of Hauraki Gulf
to spot the rare Bryde's whale and dolphins.
He collected the squid eggs from seaweed in the Hauraki Gulf
, near Auckland, and was rearing them in a tank at Auckland University of Technology.
The pilot in command, ANZ 747 Fleet Manager Keith Pattie, and his crew will operate the flight predominantly over the wider Hauraki Gulf
The test flight will last for approximately two hours and will depart from Auckland Airport, operating mainly over the Hauraki Gulf
A state funeral is being planned as he had desired in his memoirs, where he also wrote, "I should like my ashes to be spread on the beautiful waters of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf
, to be washed gently ashore maybe on the many pleasant beaches near the place where I was born.
Instead he wanted his ashes to be "spread on the beautiful waters of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf
to be washed gently ashore" on the beaches near his birthplace.
In the huge bay of islands outside - known as the Hauraki Gulf
- there is just one kilo of lobster in every hectare.
One of the world's first marine reserves--Goat Island Reserve at the northern end of the Hauraki Gulf
of New Zealand--turned 30 this year, and is proving the value of the marine reserve system in maintaining biodiversity.
The couple were married on Waiheke Island, one of Auckland's jewels, a haven in the sparkling Hauraki Gulf